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  1. That did seem like lot of Ques when I looked back, feel free to ignore gunwales ques. I'm not questioning your advice RickW: but I've heard that epoxy is "stickier" and more waterproof, so it's because I want gelcoat on outside and only polyester works for this?
  2. Fiberglass canoe project with hole in bottom - need advice I took on this project; there is hole near the front in center, it's about a 12" gash, (keel if a small ridge can be called that), looks like it has been repaired once before, on inside has a blister (delam I guess). (I'll get some pics up soon so u can see damage both sides) Obvious Ques.: polyester or epoxy resin? Gelcoat and gelcoat color? It's already 2 shades of yellow is painting a good idea, is there special paint? *Would spruce be good substitute for mahogany gunwales from standpoint of bending to follow curve and holding screws? I've heard finish should be Not varnish but oil? I've seen boats with some kind of standoff interior gunwale, is this about having continuous tie down points? My pics are over the limit - It's a no name 16' x 32" canoe, has 2 wooden seats and yoke attached at gunwales.